We’re excited to add Dr. Srinivasan Suresh to our lineup! At the December event, Dr. Suresh plans to speak on his work with big data and its role in medicine.

Dr. Suresh is a pediatric emergency physician and an informaticist. He currently serves as the Chief Information Officer at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh (CHP) of UPMC. He is a Visiting Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. He graduated from University of Madras, India, completed pediatrics residency and emergency medicine fellowship at Children’s Hospital of Michigan, Detroit, and obtained his MBA from the University of Michigan. 

As a member of the board of directors and Vice-Chief, Finance & Strategy of University Pediatricians, Detroit, he was closely involved with the operations, strategic initiatives, and the fiscal wellbeing of the physician practice plan, with an annual revenue of $55 million. At CHP, he oversees operations, budgeting and strategy as relates to the information technology functions of the hospital.

Dr. Suresh’s recognitions include awards for creating a timeline image (similar to stock charts) in the electronic medical record, and for an automated BMI calculator embedded in the EMR to identify overweight and obese children. His grants from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and from the Beckwith Foundation focus on minimizing medical errors, and on addressing costs of care. He chairs the medical informatics special interest group of the Academic Pediatric Association. Board certified in pediatric emergency medicine and in clinical informatics, Dr. Suresh focuses on areas of interests in the application of business intelligence tools and advanced data analytics to improve child health, patient and provider satisfaction, mHealth, creation of newer clinical decision support tools in the electronic health record, and in using lean methodologies to enhance patient throughput hospital-wide. He has presented on these topics at national and international conferences. An avid sports enthusiast, he is excited with the ongoing big data initiatives in sports and other service industries such as retail and entertainment, and hopes to infuse similar ideas in healthcare.